Wednesday, 1 December 2010


Imagine Crash bandicoot and Ace Ventura on a night out… South London Pacific is an exotic slice of fun bang in the heart of Kennington. Hidden away in Kennington Cross, in the middle of an invisible triangle between Oval, Vauxhall and Elephant and Castle, this fantastic venue is an absolute gem, unknown to many.

Décor: First instinct on stepping in to this amazingly outrageous hula bar setting was to pull an idiotic and immovable grin. The Giant blinking masks, bamboo shoots, wooden benches- You would never believe you were in South London.

Music: South London pacific is possibly the most eclectic music venue in the world, different from night to night. Ranging from 60s rock n roll and pop you can dance to, to Modern Motown, Latin funky house, Funk and Soul, Mash-ups, genre bursting Sunshine Jazz, Dance classics. You name it- if it’s loud and fun, they’ve got it!

Crowd: South London Pacific is immensely popular with the locals, so make sure you book or get there in good time. The punters generally reflect the overall atmosphere of the place- determined to fun, people are often friendly and enthusiastic.

Drinks: Great cocktails, reasonable prices, friendly bar staff.

Loads of different cocktails to choose from £5.45 and £3.45 during happy hour

Food: Great Vietnamese and Thai. The menu ranges from bar snacks- fish skewers, breaded prawns, spring rolls samosas from £4.50- Party platters for from £40 (10 people)

Worth a trip?

From the outlandish décor, music, drinks and food, to the table football tables, pinball machine, circular shape of the club, everything seems to be designed produce the maximum fun possible- a vast contrast to other, overly-serious venues you might find in London. I would highly recommend this place for a guaranteed good night out.

(340 Kennington Road, Oval nearest tube)

Adam Ashworth

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